Mergress Question....

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by 1969Fatboy, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. 1969Fatboy

    1969Fatboy New Member

    I have noticed lately that there have been a rash of Mergress'es on sale lately everywhere? I have gotten rid of all my Merkur but is it the Progress or the ??????? that turns so many people off? I have had only marginal good luck with the slant w/ I sold in the merkur line. My HD was basically.....well a major POS. Are these mergresses or progress worth the $$$$ ?
  2. mastermute

    mastermute FatBoy

    I would say the Progress/Mergress is worth it! Very good shaver to begin with, and when modified into a Mergress (I would expect Cooncatbob's mod to do the same) it gets a new weight distribution which makes it even better! Mine is a keeper!
  3. JayKay

    JayKay 3000 posts and all I got was this lousy title

    I think the HD's one of the best razors out there. Its a workhorse.
  4. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    The reason you may be seeing more Mergress razors on the market is simply economics. They can get a decent price and many shavers are starting to weed out collections I'm thinking.
  5. 1969Fatboy

    1969Fatboy New Member

    I might try to go back to the Merkurs but like the old phrase" if it aint broke, dont fix it". I get much better shaves with the Rocket, slim, fatboy, and techs.
  6. alabamalawyer

    alabamalawyer Member

    I'm just the opposite. I consistently get a great shave from my Merkurs but struggle with the Gillettes. It is a typical YMMV situation. That being said, I like the Mergress and it is my favorite adjustable. However, I still use my HD and 38C more than the Mergress.
  7. whiskerlips

    whiskerlips Member

    I actually found that the added weight to the end of the handle made this more off balance for me, taking too much weight away from the head. Without considering that issue, I didn't find the shave to be very smooth either.
  8. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    I can't speak for the Mergress, as I don't have one, but it is basically a Progress, with cosmetic changes, and I can speak for a Progress. I have a vintage Progress, and it is one of my favorites. It sees a fair amount of use. My favorite adjustable by far.
  9. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Member

    I find just the opposite to be true.
    The added weight counter balances the Progresses large head.
  10. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    The progress was (apart from my grandfathers tech) the only DE I kept after switching completely to straigts. If I had to chose only one DE-razor, the progress it would be.

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